Kutztown celebrates Garden Month

May Kutztown Garden Month

Come celebrate the start of the growing season and share garden secrets with the Kutztown community.

The Companion Plant, located at 363 East Main Street, is working with local businesses to promote a month of garden-themed events in Kutztown. Kicking off the festivities during First Friday on May 3rd, the Companion Plant hosted guest speaker, Richard Mitchell of Bear Creek Organics speaking about Worm Composting at 6pm while the Kutztown Community Partnership offered fun for the whole family during their First Friday Garden Gnome scavenger hunt.

The gardening celebrations will continue ALL MONTH with different events each week, ending with a farm to table Tapas night at Blair Vineyard.

May Kutztown Garden Month

May 10-11 Rodale Institute—Spring Open House 10-4pm

May 11 KCP—Kutztown Block Party 12-4pm

May 11 Longswamp Township EAC—Rain Garden Workshop 9-2pm

May 12 Mother’s Day Brunch at Blair Vineyard 11-2pm

May 13 PA German Cultural Heritage Center--Glieder Fescht 5:30pm

Keynote Speaker Dr. William Woys Weaver

May 17 Companion Plant—Fertilizing Options 6pm

May 18 Rodale Institute—Backyard Chickens 12-2pm

May 24 Happy Hour & Tapas at Blair Vineyard 5:30-8:30pm

Every Mon/Fri Independent Space—Local Foods Market 11-4pm

The Kutztown Community Partnership is a 501c3 volunteer organization dedicated to strengthening and celebrating downtown Kutztown.

www.keepinitkutztown.edu

The Independent Space is a venue for events, music, and workshops that celebrates the local community and local food. www.theindependentspace.com

The Rodale Institute has a 333-acre farm just outside of Kutztown. They offer guided tours, workshops, and classes that promote healthy living through organic practices. www.rodaleinstitute.org

Blair Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery on Dietrich Valley Road in the rolling hills of the Kutztown countryside. www.blairvineyards.com

Longswamp Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is group of volunteers that advise local planning, land use, conservation and other environmental issues.

www.facebook.com/pages/Longswamp-Township-EAC/129381543796275

The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center of Kutztown University preserves and promotes the Pennsylvania German Culture.

www.kutztown.edu/community/pgchc/index1.htm

The Companion Plant promotes year round organic gardening and is dedicated to making your garden thrive.

www.thecompanionplant.com

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